Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Coconut oil for Dry Hair

You can use coconut oil as a deep conditioner.  It can be used prior to shampooing, or as an overnight conditioner.  I've found it works best to apply it to dry hair.

  • Take a tablespoon or two of coconut oil (depending on how long your hair is) into your hands and rub together to melt it.  
  • Rub your hands in your hair all the length of your hair.  
  • Massage into scalp as well.    
  • Leave on at least 15 minutes before shampooing.  
  • If you are using it as an overnight conditioner, put a shower cap on your hair to protect your pillow.                      
  • Shampoo out in the morning.  
  • Enjoy your shiny, healthy hair!!  

There are lots of articles on how great coconut oil specifically, is the best oil for dry hair!

Another way to apply it if you are going to take a bath with coconut oil in it is to just dip your hair in the water and squeeze the excess water out.


Julie said...

I should give this a try. What kind of coconut oil do you suggest for this?

heather carlson said...

Julie, I personally love Nutiva and NSI brands. The cheapest place to buy them is from Vitacost.com (that I've found). :)